GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder
DESIGNED TO CONFORM.
SO THE HEART DOESN’T HAVE TO.
The GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder advances PFO closure with a solution designed to naturally conform to a patient’s unique PFO anatomy — delivering on long-term safety and performance.*,1
The GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder is a permanently implanted device indicated for the percutaneous, transcatheter closure of:
- ostium secundum atrial septal defects (ASDs).
- patent foramen ovale (PFO) to reduce the risk of recurrent ischemic stroke in patients, predominantly between the ages of 18 and 60 years, who have had a cryptogenic stroke due to a presumed paradoxical embolism, as determined by a neurologist and cardiologist following an evaluation to exclude known causes of ischemic stroke.
Advanced materials delivering exceptional conformability†,‡,§,II,1-3
More than 60 years of world-leading materials science expertise has resulted in a solution that is designed to naturally conform across a broad range of PFO anatomies to treat simple and complex defects.II,1-3
Watch how the GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder is implanted.
Long-term safety and performance
After over a decade of clinical use and 68,000+ devices sold globally, the extended 5-year follow-up results from the REDUCE Study highlight that GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder can be trusted for long-term safety and performance.*,IIII,1
Reliable and safe delivery
With straightforward procedural steps, the GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder delivery system allows for repositioning and retrieval¶¶, facilitating reliable and accurate deployment across PFO anatomies.*
Handle design with slider enables accurate deployment with the ability to reposition.
Simple-to-use locking mechanism. Occluder is partially released and remains tethered to delivery system.
Pull the retrieval cord until completely removed to release the device from the delivery system.
With the conformable design of the GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder, three devices cover PFOs and ASDs up to 17 mm.¶¶
|Labeled Occluder diameter
|Maximum recommended defect size measured with stop flow balloon sizing
|Catheter size without guidewire***
For patients and caregivers interested in learning more about PFO-related stroke and PFO closure.
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* All PFO anatomies within indicated sizing parameters of the Instructions for Use.
† 99% effective closure rate across PFO anatomies at 24 months.
‡ Effective closure defined as freedom from large shunt > 25 bubbles as detected by transthoracic echocardiography adjudicated by Echo Core Lab.
§ Data on file 2020; W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; Flagstaff, AZ.
II All PFO anatomies were eligible for inclusion into this study within indicated sizing parameters of the Instructions for Use.
¶ Nickel titanium
** Patients allergic to nickel may suffer an allergic reaction to the GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder device. Certain allergic reactions can be serious; patients should be instructed to notify their physicians immediately if they suspect they are experiencing an allergic reaction such as difficulty in breathing or inflammation of the face or throat. Some patients may also develop an allergy to nickel if this device is implanted. Refer to the Instructions for Use for complete device information, including contraindications, warnings and cautions.
†† As characterized by an in vitro assessment.
‡‡ Reported incidence rate of device-related cardiac erosions for GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder and
GORE® CARDIOFORM ASD Occluder. Data from CATSWeb Product Surveillance Tracking System (PSTS). June, 2011-August, 2022.
§§ In patients with a PFO and history of cryptogenic stroke.
IIII The REDUCE Study determined safety and efficacy of PFO closure with the GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder or GORE® HELEX® Septal Occluder plus antiplatelet medical management compared to antiplatelet medical management alone in patients with a PFO and history of cryptogenic stroke. All PFO anatomies were eligible for inclusion into this study within indicated sizing parameters of the Instructions for Use.
¶¶ Refer to Instructions for Use at eifu.goremedical.com for a complete description of all applicable indications, warnings, precautions and contraindications for markets where this product is available. RXOnly
*** Recommendation for sheath size is 2 Fr larger when used with a wire.
- Kasner SE, Rhodes JF, Andersen G; Gore REDUCE Clinical Study Investigators. Five-year outcomes of PFO closure or antiplatelet therapy for cryptogenic stroke. New England Journal of Medicine 2021;384(10):970-971.
- Lefebvre B, Naidu S, Nathan AS, et al. Impact of echocardiographic parameters on recurrent stroke in the randomized REDUCE PFO cryptogenic stroke trial. Structural Heart 2021;5(4):367-375.
- Søndergaard L, Kasner SE, Rhodes JF, et al.; Gore REDUCE Study Investigators. PFO closure or antiplatelet therapy for cryptogenic stroke. New England Journal of Medicine 2017;377(11):1033-1042.
- Verma DR, Khan MF, Tandar A, et al. Nickel elution properties of contemporary interatrial shunt closure devices. Hours of Invasive Cardiology 2015;27: 99-104.
INDICATIONS FOR USE IN THE U.S.: The GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder is a permanently implanted device indicated for the percutaneous, transcatheter closure of the following defects of the atrial septum: ostium secundum atrial septal defects (ASDs); patent foramen ovale (PFO) to reduce the risk of recurrent ischemic stroke in patients, predominantly between the ages of 18 and 60 years, who have had a cryptogenic stroke due to a presumed paradoxical embolism, as determined by a neurologist and cardiologist following an evaluation to exclude known causes of ischemic stroke.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: The GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder is contraindicated for use in patients: unable to take antiplatelet or anticoagulant medications such as aspirin, heparin or warfarin; with anatomy where the GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder size or position would interfere with other intracardiac or intravascular structures, such as cardiac valves or pulmonary veins; with active endocarditis, or other infections producing bacteremia, or patients with known sepsis within one month of planned implantation, or any other infection that cannot be treated successfully prior to device placement; with known intracardiac thrombi. Refer to Instructions for Use at eifu.goremedical.com for a complete description of all applicable indications, warnings, precautions and contraindications for the markets where this product is available. RXOnly
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